"AT > region" interpreted as "> region" in linker script

Galit Heller Galit.Heller@nsc.com
Sun Jan 4 13:43:00 GMT 2004

Hi Nick,

> Do you agree with this patch ?
> Cheers
>         Nick
> ld/ChangeLog
> 2004-01-02  Nick Clifton  <nickc@redhat.com>
>         * ldlang.c (lang_get_regions): Add extra parameter 'have_vma'
>         which if true will prevent the LMA region being used as a
>         replacement for a default VMA region.
>         (lang_leave_output_section_statement): Pass extra parameter.
>         (lang_leave_overlay): Likewise.
>         * ld.texinfo (Output Section LMA): Document that the LMA
>         region can be set to the VMA region if no VMA has been set.

Yes, this fixes the issue. I acknowledge that if a virtual address isn't set
explicitly, then using the load region is a more logical choice than the
current location counter value.

While trying the patch, I noticed a similar problem (not caused by the patch).
The problem is similar in the sense that a virtual address setting is
"not taken into account" with relation to a memory region setting:

The following scenario results in the error message:
ld-new: section .data [00000010 -> 0000001b] overlaps section .text [00000010 ->

        ram         : ORIGIN = 0x10,     LENGTH = 0x1000

SECTIONS { .text 0x10 :  { *(.text) } 
           .data      :  { *(.data) } > ram

I.e. the second output section statement allocates the ram region from the
beginning, without taking into account that this area had already been
allocated to another output section.


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